Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.
Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.
When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feel anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?
I’ll admit that there are times that I just want to give up on reading. I’ve fallen into book funks that have left me questioning whether or not I want to keep going, looking for that book. You know, the one that restores your love of the written word. Misadventures of a City Girl is that kind of book.
Chelle Bliss and Meredith Wild have written a love story that will so take you by surprise. It has everything you could want. The story line is brilliant, the character development flawless and the writing is exceptional.
Madison is in a place where she needs to get away. Booking a stay at a retreat in the mountains, far away from the stalking paparazzi of Hollywood is just the ticket. Once there, she doesn’t even want to deal with the people at the retreat. So she heads up the mountain by herself. Oh my, what’s that? She should watch for bears in the mountains? She might be safe from bears, but not from Luke.
Luke, a decorated Navy Seal, sought sanctuary in the mountains from the horrors of war. The total Mountain Man package lives by himself with just the necessities. When he stumbles upon Madison, ahum, enjoying herself in the hot springs, he’s mesmerized. When she shows up at his cabin the next day, well, y’all let’s just say that it’s sexy time in the mountains.
As they get to know about each other and their previous lives, something happens to each of them that brings about the realization that they are exactly what the other needs. Luke and Madison finding their way and the common ground they develop to fulfill their need to be together is heartwarming and their HEA is gratifying.
It’s a beautiful and well crafted story by Ms. Bliss and Ms. Wild. I would like to thank both of them for allowing me the opportunity to read this book. And I do mean book with real pages, a hard cover and a gold sticker (I haven’t gotten one of those since 2nd grade!). It is something I will treasure forever.
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at: